Families on low incomes have reported feeling depressed or anxious at twice the rates of the general community, according to the findings of a study into entrenched disadvantage in WA.
The 100 Families WA COVID-19 report confirmed the pandemic’s economic and social impacts on families participating in this Australian first study. Participants in the quantitative research completed the supplementary COVID-19-specific survey between May-July 2020; the only available report to examine the Coronavirus pandemic on families already in hardship.
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